Wednesday, February 11, 2015

March 26: San Francisco - Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment

In this presentation, Mr. Mann provides a review of the brain chemistry of addiction and alcoholism, as well as a discussion of the behavioral and health consequences of the disease. Insights are offered into the personality traits of attorneys and the qualities of the legal profession that combine to make lawyers significantly more susceptible to addiction, and more difficult to treat, than the general population.
The presentation includes a case study of an addict attorney, as well as a self-diagnosis exercise for attorneys to utilize if they are concerned that they may have a problem which needs to be addressed. Concluding remarks are directed towards both systemic and individual solutions to the problem, with references to specific strategies and resources available to attorneys. Mr. Mann approaches this very serious topic in a manner that incorporates humor and irony and invites attorneys to engage in a bit of sometimes much-needed self-reflection.
All active ALRP Panel Attorneys and associates at partner pro bono law firms are welcome to attend any of ALRP’s free MCLE trainings. Attorneys who are not currently members of the Panel are requested to join our Panel and accept two ALRP referrals in the next year. Pre-registration is required to attend.
Title:
Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment
When/Where:
March 26, 2015
5:30pm - 7:00pm
San Francisco Bar Association Board Room
301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
Speaker:
David Mann – Northern California Consultant to The Other Bar
By:
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
MCLE Credits:1.5 Substance Abuse CLE Credits
Cost:
Free to active ALRP Panel Attorneys and associates at partner pro bono law firms
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